Monday, July 13, 2015

London, England: Cenotaph

Consider yourself a word wizard if you know what a cenotaph is. It's an empty tomb or monument designed to honor those who have remains located in other places. One example that Americans might know is the John Kennedy Memorial in Dallas.

Let's shift the discussion to England. After World War I, there was plenty of talk to commemorate those who gave their lives in service to their country. The Cenotaph became that war memorial in London.

It was built around 1920, and has been the setting for ceremonies on Remembrance Sunday, the closest Sunday to Nov. 11 (the day World War I ended) each year.

By the way, the dates of World War II were added to the structure years later. And this is not the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier's equivalent - that's down the street, although ceremonies connect the two.

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